It might be hard to recall a time when microwaving wasn't considered a casual cooking tool -- or, for some, a legitimate cooking method. The speed at which you can defrost things, melt chocolate or make popcorn is unparalleled. These days, you might even get a microwave oven before you get a stoveto ... More >>
The L.A. Sheriff's Department is busting with pride over its brand-new fleet of "state-of-the-art mobile data computers" -- the first of which are now installed in the patrol vehicles of a few lucky deputies. In some ways, the computers are an overdue boot into the 21st century. Turns out deputies ... More >>
L.A. County CEO William Fujioka makes almost $340,000 per year.Updated after the jump with appalled response from the L.A. County Board of Supes. Also, for clarity: The CEO only chaired the oversight board for this project. There is a giant roomful of folks -- especially county attorneys -- r ... More >>
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